Mining Essentials

For those involved in the Mining industry | taught by Robert Stevens Watch Intro Video
  • 152 Videos
  • 108 Quizzes

Course Curriculum

Industry Overview
61:50
Introduction FREE
Mining Life Sequence FREE
Mining Life Sequence
Mine Life Timelines & Expenditures
Mine Life Timelines & Expenditures
Mineral Exploration and Mining FREE
Mineral Exploration and Mining
Global Perspective on Exploration
Global Perspective on Exploration
Commodities
Commodities
How Metals are Priced
How Metals are Priced
Exploration Budgets
Exploration Budgets
Participants in Exploration and Mining
Participants in Exploration and Mining
Funding Mineral Exploration
Funding Mineral Exploration
Industry Overview Quiz
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Geology
92:42
Intro to Geology
Elements, Minerals, Rocks
Elements, Minerals, Rocks
Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics - Relief Map FREE
Pangaea Breakup
Plate tectonics
Geologic Time
Minerals
Minerals
Key Mineral Groups
Key Mineral Groups
Rocks Overview
Rocks overview
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
Porphyry
Porphyry
Sedimentary Rocks
Types of Sedimentary Rocks
Types of Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Formation of Deposits vs. Location Today
Structural Geology – Strike and Dip
Structural Geology - Strike and Dip
Structural Geology – Unconformities and Uranium Deposits
Structural Geology - Faults
Structural Geology – Faults
Geology Quiz
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Mineral Deposits
158:07
Introduction
Mineral Deposits
Mineral Deposits
Formation of Mineral Deposits
Formation of Mineral Deposits
Formation - Hydrothermal
Formation - Hydrothermal
Clustering and Area Plays
Area Plays
Formation of Magmatic Deposits
Formation of Magmatic Deposits
Formation of Placer Deposits
Formation of Placer Deposits
Terminology – Alteration
Terminology - Alteration
Terminology - Gossan
Terminology - Gossan
Terminology - Supergene Alteration
Terminology - Supergene Alteration
Styles of Mineralization (e.g. veins, breccia)
Styles of Mineralization
Forms of Mineralization
Forms of Mineralization
Deposit Types
Grade and Tonnage
Grade and Tonnage
Porphyry Copper: Grade and Tonnage
Porphyry Copper: Grade and Tonnage
Porphyry Copper: Drilling, Mining and Formation
Porphyry copper: Drilling, Mining and Formation
Volcanic Massive Sulphide: Grade and Tonnage
Volcanic Massive Sulphide: Grade and Tonnage
Volcanic Massive Sulphide: Drilling, Mining and Formation
Volcanic Massive Sulphide: Drilling, Mining and Formation
Gold and Silver Deposits: Types
Gold Deposits: grade and tonnage, Drilling, mining, and styles
Gold and Silver Deposits
Uranium Deposits: Grade and Tonnage, Drilling
Uranium Deposits: Grade and Tonnage, Drilling
Uranium Deposits: Sandstone
Uranium Deposits: Unconformities
Diamond Deposits: Distribution, Grade and Tonnage
Diamond Deposits: Distribution, Grade and Tonnage
Diamond Deposits: Kimberlite Pipes, Drilling and Formation
Diamond Deposits: Kimberlite Pipes, Drilling and Formation
Geology Review
Mineral Deposit Review
Mineral Deposits Review
Diamonds
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Mineral Exploration
198:17
Intro to Exploration
Intro to Exploration
Types of Exploration Properties
Types of Exploration Properties
Stages of Exploration
Area Plays
Area Plays
Property Portfolios
Acquiring Properties (Staking)
Acquiring Properties (staking)
Option Agreements
NSRs in Option Agreements (Royalty)
Option Agreements
Mineral Exploration Techniques
Mineral Exploration Techniques
Presentation of Exploration Data
Map View, Cross-Section, Long-Section - Examples
Geological Methods - Mapping
Geological Methods - Trenching
Geological Methods
Reclamation of Exploration Trench
Geochemical Analysis
Geochemical Analysis
Geochemical Methods – Rock Sampling
Geochemical Methods – Soil and Stream Sediment Sampling’
Soil Sediment Results
Stream Sediment Sampling & Results
Geophysics - Magnetic Methods
Geophysics - Magnetic Methods
Electromagnetic Methods - Induced Polarization
Geophysics - Magnetic Results Example
Geophysics - Electromagnetic Methods
Geophysics - Radiometric Surveys
Drilling Intro FREE
Drilling Intro
Reverse Circulation Drilling
Reverse Circulation Drilling
Diamond Drilling
Diamond Drilling
Drill Core Sampling
Drill Core Sampling
Targeting and Surveying Drill Holes
Targeting and Surveying Drill Holes
Drill Results in News Releases
Drill Results in News Releases
True Width vs. Drill Core Intersection
True Width vs. Drill Core Intersection
Cut off Grade & Grade Capping
Cut off Grade & Grade Capping
Mineral Exploration Quiz
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Mineral Resources and Reserves, and Mining Technical Studies
92:06
Introduction to Mineral Resources & Reserves and Mining Technical Studies
Resources & Reserves Overview FREE
Resources & Reserves Overview
Mineral Resources & Reserves
Mineral Resources & Reserves
Reasonable Prospects for Extraction of a Resource
Reasonable Prospects for Extraction of Resource
USA - SEC Disclosure Differences
USA – SEC Disclosure Differences
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Metal Prices
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Metal Prices
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Cut off Grade
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Cut off Grade
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Capping High Assay Values (Nugget Effect)
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Capping High Assay Values (Nugget Effect)
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Mine & Mill Recovery
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Mine & Mill Recovery
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Metal Equivalents
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Metal Equivalents
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Dilution
Factors & Assumptions used in Estimations - Dilution
Resource & Reserve Estimate Case Studies
Block Models
Block Models
Preliminary Economic Assessments, Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies
Preliminary Economic Assessments, Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies
Components of Feasibility Studies
Feasibility Studies
Key Outcomes of Feasibility Studies
Introduction to Reporting and Disclosure Standards for Exploration and Mining Companies - National Instrument 43-101
Introduction to Reporting and Disclosure Standards for Exploration and Mining Companies - National Instrument 43-101
Background and Overview of NI 43-101
Background and Overview of NI 43-101
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Mining
87:22
Intro to Mining Operations FREE
Mine Types - Surface & Underground
Mine Types - Surface & Underground
Comparing Mines
Comparing Mines
Selecting Mine Type
Selecting Mine Type
Surface Mining 1
Surface Mining 1
Surface Mining 2
Surface Mining 2
Components of the Pit
Components of the Pit
Stripping Ratio & Production Scheduling
Stripping Ratio and Production Scheduling
Open Pit Cycle
Open Pit Cycle
Drilling & Blasting
Drilling & Blasting
Loading & Hauling
Underground Mining Layout
Underground Mining Layout
Underground Mine Access
Underground Mining Methods Overview
Underground Mining Methods
Cut & Fill Method
Room & Pillar Method
Block Caving Method
Underground Production Schedule
Underground Production Schedule
Mining Quiz
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Mineral Processing
68:40
Intro to Mineral Processing
Intro to Mineral Processing
Process Plant to Final Product Overview
Crushing and Grinding
Crushing and Grinding
Gold & Silver Ore Recovery - Cyanide
Gold & Silver Ore Recovery - Cyanide
Gold & Silver Ore Recovery - CIP Flow Sheet
Gold & Silver Ore Recovery - CIP Flow Sheet
Smelter - Steel Wool Separation
Heap-Leach Methods
Heap-Leach Methods
Treating Base Metal Ores
Treating Base Metal Ores
Smelting & Refining
Smelting & Refining
Copper Oxides
Copper Oxides
Diamonds
Diamonds
Mineral Processing Quiz
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Environmental Considerations
82:26
Intro to Environmental Considerations FREE
The Modern Mining Environment
The Modern Mining Environment
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development
Assessing Sustainable Development
Assessing Sustainable Development
Environmental Assessment 1
Environmental Assessment 1
Environmental Assessment 2
Environmental Assessment 2
Safety
Environmental Practices at Operating Mines
Acid Rock Drainage
Acid Rock Drainage
Closure and Reclamation
Closure and Reclamation
Closure and Reclamation - Example - Highland Valley Copper
Environmental Considerations Quiz
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Evaluating Exploration Companies and Technical New Releases
30:27
Intro to Evaluating Exploration Companies
Management
Financial Structure
Exploration Projects
Evaluating Exploration Companies Quiz
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Animations
06:26
Pangaea Breakup
Diamonds
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Course description

A complete mining industry overview covering everything from mineral deposits, exploration and financing through to mineral processing, environmental issues and more.

Curriculum includes:

  • Chapter 1: Industry Overview
  • Chapter 2: Geology
  • Chapter 3: Mineral Deposits
  • Chapter 4: Mineral Exploration
  • Chapter 5: Mineral Resources and Reserves, and Mining Technical Studies
  • Chapter 6: Mining
  • Chapter 7: Mineral Processing
  • Chapter 8: Environmental Considerations
  • Chapter 9: Evaluating Exploration Companies and Technical New Releases

Audience:

  • Investors
  • Lawyers (Qualifies for 11.5 CPD/CLE Credit Hours)
  • Accountants
  • Analysts & Brokers
  • Directors & officers
  • Regulators
  • Government employees
  • Investor Relations
  • Mining sector employees
  • Anyone with interest or involvement in the mining industry
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Instructor

Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens
Ph.D., P. Geo.

Robert Stevens is a professional geologist who is well known for his involvement in the mineral exploration community in Vancouver and for delivering dynamic and enlightening courses on the mineral exploration and mining industry to various industry participants and stakeholders.

  • Associate Dean of Natural Resources at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • Worked across Canada for a number of exploration companies and for provincial and federal geological surveys
  • Director of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC) since 2001
  • AMEBC Chairman from 2008-2010
  • Awarded the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC’s premier award for professional geoscience, the C.J. Westerman Memorial Award

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